Recipe by Celeste
"These are delicious cookies that my mother made at Christmas, but are good anytime. Try making them using pecans, but any nuts will do. I like them with a cup of coffee. Top these cookies with icing."
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1 1/2 cups
packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups
These are a great cookie both for those who prefer a less-sweet version (as-is), and for those who like sweet (iced with Icing for Sour Cream Cookies on this site). I agree that they are almost like little scones (not a moist cookie, and they don't spread). I found that they cooked in much less time than noted - my oven temp is accurate, and 13 minutes was plenty, so watch carefully. Love that they're packed full of nuts, and I used golden raisins in my version - a little more subtle flavor. Will definitely make again.
These were inedible.
This is an excellent recipe. I baked these for a party and the cookies were a hit! The icing recipe for these cookies is excellent,too! Thank you, Celeste for a great recipe!
I baked several kinds of cookies this year and these were by far the easiest to prepare and the best tasting, be sure to use the sour cream icing.
These are easy to prepare and very tasty. I do wonder about the one teaspoon size cookies, however. I used my 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop and made 50 cookies. They baked in about 18 minutes at 350 (my oven is accurate). Instead of greasing the cookie sheet, try using parchment paper. Just throw it out when finished and clean-up is a snap!
I mistakenly bought light sour cream and the cookies turned out fine. Wouldn't know I used the light in them. I made the first turn plain because I was afraid they wouldn't be any good and didn't want to waste my pecans and raisins. Hubby said to add the rest as the cookies were fine. So the last few batches we had pecans and raisins in them and used the icing that goes with the cookies. Thought the icing would be too sweet as I didn't even use all the sugar in it but because the cookies aren't sweet, the icing went well with them, though we used it sparingly.
My family has been making these for Christmas for over 40 years. They are always a crowd pleaser, and even the naysayers who dont like sour cream love them. They freeze well too. We have never iced ours though, will have to try that and we have never added nuts or raisins. I am not sure why, as it sounds delightful, but almost always add a bit of extra sugar and vanilla, as I like mine sweeter. The lumpy shape is a nice contrast to the typical "Cut out" cookie...
I have made these cookies for Christmas
and I know that I will be making these at any time of the year! These are a wonderful little cookie. Not to sweet but very moist. They turned out to be a favorite! Instead of using the icing, I chopped walnuts, and mixed them with sugar and cinnamon and put them on top before baking, and it was great!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sour Cream Cookies II
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 161
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